iTunes 9 Ram Usage [Windows]

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  1. ryanangus

    ryanangus Active Member

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    In windows Vista and 7 iTunes is using a whopping 200mb of RAM when it's not doing anything. In comparison, WMP uses 14mb playing music in the background.

    Has anyone else got this problem with the new iTunes?
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    im also using vista and itunes 9 . when playing music it only uses 37,000kb
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    Mine is using 128MB doing nothing.
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    I wonder how bad it is in OSX?
  5. deadlyvirus

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    Bout 27 megs, doing nothing
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    andybno2 New Member

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    maybe it's apple's way of getting people to get a mac? "is your iTunes sluggish when using windows?"..... "why not get a mac and have flawless performance from your favourite music store application" lol
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    FrankZ0509 New Member

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    I personally dislike iTunes. I'm using different programs to carry out its tasks, and now I only use it for firmware restore/upgrade.

    For playing songs: Foobar2000
    For iPod Transfer: i-Funbox (and occasionally CopyTrans Manager)

    Really. iTunes sucks. If there's any other program in the world which could deal with your iPod's firmware, I'd get it ASAP.
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    iTunes RAM usage

    This is the results of test I ran on iTunes 10 in Windows 7 Ult. For each case, I closed iTunes and reopened it, only choosing the view that I have reported.

    In summary of this report, I need to mention that iTunes does not clean up after every seperate operation. That is to say, if you go to the iTunes store and then go directly to watching a video, the size can reach upward of 260mb.

    That being said, here are the general statistics for the different tasks in iTunes:

    Music/Albums: 75mb
    iTunes Store: 180mb
    SD Video : 130mb
    HD Video : 180mb

    So, let's break this down by component. I compared iTunes browser to modern browsers (plugins disabled), navigated to http://store.apple.com/us

    iTunes Browser : ~105mb
    Firefox 5.01 : ~ 66mb
    Chrome 14.0 : ~ 64mb
    IE 9.0 : ~ 55mb
    Safari : ~ 30mb


    I compared iTunes to VLC, Media Player Classic (MPC) and Windows Media Player (WMP) by playing episode 1 of the new 2005 series of Doctor Who, "Rose" in Standard Definition (H264 @ 640x480, 1.2mbps), FullMetal Alchemist #64 in 720p (H264 @ 1280x720, 1.4mbps) and Big Buck Bunny in 1080p (H264 @ 1920x1080, 3.6mbps).

    SD (1.2mbps)

    iTunes 11 : ~ 55mb (130mb-75mb)
    VLC 1.1.10 : ~ 40mb
    WMP 11 : ~ 40mb
    MPC 1.4 : ~ 35mb

    HD 720p (1.4mbps)

    iTunes 11 : ~ 95mb (180mb-75mb)
    VLC 1.1.10 : ~ 70mb
    WMP 11 : ~ 50mb
    MPC 1.4 : ~ 40mb

    HD 1080p (3.6mbps)

    VLC 1.1.10 : ~ 105mb
    iTunes 11 : ~ 95mb (180mb-75mb)
    WMP 11 : ~ 65mb
    MPC 1.4 : ~ 52mb


    Do with these stats as you will.
  9. rrroach

    rrroach Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised to find out that what you're saying was true.
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    We do realize this is a thread from '09 right?

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